Word of the Day: Foster


fos-ter / -stər, fŏs-tər


1. giving or receiving parental care, even though not related legally or by blood

My riches are my family and my foster children.

S. Truett Cathy, 1921 – 2014


1. to rear; to raise and care for (such as a child)

Foster a raven and it will peck out your eyes.

Spanish Proverb

2. to further the growth and development

The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence and it can be fostered by education.

Bertrand Russell, 1872 – 1970

3. to treasure; to consider dear

We all foster a secret desire to be a superstar in a hidden corner of our minds.

Samriddhi Roy Choudhury, “10 Best Live Streaming Apps and Platforms in 2022“, ‘Invedus’, www.invedus.com/blog/best-live-streaming-apps-and-platforms, January 6, 2022